My father and i once ran a business together, cleaning lots and clearing brush. He took a job to remove an overgrowth of Poison Oak from a 1/4 acre lot. We were SOOO careful. We both wore coveralls and hoods and face shields and masks and gloves. We used pitchforks and rakes to pick it up, we did everything we could to stop from being exposed.
We both got it from head to foot.
Found out after that when you bend/break a stem it squirts an atomized spray of sap. The spray can hang around for a minute or so. And, it sticks to whatever it comes in contact with. As careful as we were, it didn’t matter.
April 15, 2016